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OJEN Classroom Resources

OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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Top Five 2008

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Summaries of important legal cases from 2008, as identified […]

Timeline of Events for the Steven Truscott Case

On September 30, 1959, Steven Truscott was found guilty of the murder of Lynne Harper. After years of struggling to clear his name, in 2007, the Court of Appeal for Ontario unanimously held that the conviction of Mr. Truscott was a miscarriage of justice and must be quashed. This resource includes a timeline of events […]

Top Five 2012: Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford, 2012 ONCA 186 In […]

In Brief: Section 8 of the Charter – The Right to be Secure Against Unreasonable Search or Seizure

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides students […]

In Brief: Section 24(2) of the Charter – Exclusion of Evidence

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides an […]

Top Five 2013

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. These summaries of important legal cases were presented by […]

Top Five 2013: R v Boudreault

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v Boudreault, 2012 SCC 56, [2012] 3 SCR […]

Top Five 2013: R v Mabior

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v Mabior, 2012 SCC 47, [2012] 2 SCR 584 […]

Top Five 2013: R v NS

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v NS, 2012 SCC 72, [2012] 3 S.C.R. […]

Top Five 2013: R v Cole

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. R v Cole, 2012 SCC 53, [2012] 3 S.C.R. […]

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